Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

October 05, 2016

One of the biggest parts of good HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also an important part of increasing and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has released that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly developed cities. We spend the majority of our times in our homes, so your air filter is on the front line for boosting indoor air quality. So what else do we need to understand when it comes to air filters?

Filter Replacement

The simple way to tell you out how often to swap your filter would be, whenever it’s dirty. Of course, we don’t want you to have to check your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a general rule is every 1-2 months for the best results.

The frequency you have to swap out your filter is settled by a host of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to swap out your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to change your filter as the recommendation depends on a host of factors in your home.

A clogged filter can also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to rise and it can unfavorably impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters.

Regularly replacing your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. If it’s been a while since you’ve inspected the status of your filter, consider this post your cue. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about improving your indoor air quality give the team at Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. a call at 714-855-1717.